NMMU’s big bash celebration...

NMMU’s big bash celebration – Madibaz Day - for both staff and students will give everyone a chance to reflect, rejoice and reignite their passion for where they work and/or study.

Madibaz Day on Monday 11 May features both an expo and a concert.

The exhibition in the Indoor Sports Centre will give every faculty, school, department, division, centre, unit and entity a chance to share and showcase what they have achieved in the past 10 years.

“It’s everyone’s chance to show off – to share what they do and what they have achieved in the past decade,” says Marketing and Corporate Relations Director Pieter Swart.

This “showing off” opportunity is not limited to academic staff, but to the university’s support services too, and will piggyback on the infrastructure created for Open Day.

It means that all the sectors that make NMMU what it is today will literally be under one roof – making it a convenient roadshow for staff and students.

“The expo will allow us to learn about all sectors of the university – what, for example, Campus Health Services does, or why we have the e-mobility programme, uYilo, here with us at NMMU. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get a sense of all the great things that are happening at NMMU,” says Mr Swart.

The expo, with prizes for the best stalls, will run from 11am to 3pm.

Likewise, the concert, which starts at 3pm, is free of charge to both staff and students.

The concert, in the adjacent Sports Stadium, will start with an address by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Derrick Swartz, capturing the highlights of the past 10 years and NMMU’s exciting plans for the future.

Staff and students are encouraged to bring their picnic baskets along to the two-hour concert starring our talented staff and students.

For further details of Madibaz Day and other 10-year plans, go to NMMU’s new 10-year website – NMMU10.